When the German physician Dr Samuel Hahnemann published his Organon of the Medical Art (1810), he established a new system of Western medicine.
He based his system on the mind / body healing response to the energetic forms of different substances. These energetic forms have different degrees of dilution in water and these preparations are called potencies.
A Homoeopathic medicine can be any substance. It can be a herb like sage (as a leaf or as a potency), it could be a food - like oat, it could be an element, mineral compound, flower, animal tissue, bacteria, a ray like lunar ray, a force like magnetism or a radiation.
What makes the preparation Homoeopathic is not the degree of its substance or its energy, but the way it is prescribed. It must be prescribed so that the properties of the potency (its provings) fit the health state of the person in a similar way.
Once while shopping in Chinatown I identified some leaves. It was labelled in Chinese, the only English was 'for throbbing headache'. I looked at the leaf. I said to myself that is Belladonna. So I asked the Herbalist: “what is the name of that leaf?” He didn't tell me. Belladonna is a restricted substance. He just said “This is a traditional Chinese medicine for throbbing headache. Very old medicine. Face very red. Head – Boom, Boom, Boom.” And he did a great take on the headache for arterial congestion. “This is Belladonna”, I told him. NO. He said “Very old Chinese medicine.”
The provings of Belladonna will give exactly this kind of headache, so it is Homoeopathic to someone who is in that state of a headache from arterial congestion.
The potency is more than just the energetic form of a substance, it is has its particular qualitative dimension that allows it to be prescribed Homoeopathically.
As a system of medicine, Homoeopathy is now used worldwide and is recognized by many nations.
In India, homoeopathic hospitals and clinics were integrated into the primary health care system by Mahatma Gandhi when that nation achieved its independence.
"Homeopathy cures a larger percentage of cases than any other method of treatment and is beyond doubt safer and more economical & most complete medical science"
- Mahatma Gandhi
Historically, some of the most famous Homoeopathic hospitals were in the United Kingdom.
The Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital and Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospitals immediately come to mind. The latter incorporated the Homoeopathic Houldsworth Hospital in 1914 and the Glasgow Children's Hospital 1944.
These organisations distinguished themselves for effective medicine in many epidemics.
The Centre for Australian Homoeopathic History
This website is dedicated to the history of homoeopathy in Australia. It is an invaluable resource for teachers, researchers, students and genealogiests which wish to know about the signifcant contribution to medicine made by homeopathy in Australia's early history.
When India attained Independence, Mahatma Gandhi made homoeopathy a cornerstone of primary health care in India. The homoeopathic hospitals and clinics of India have had excellent results as a drug free alternative to the treatment of disease.
When vaccinations were introduced by way of injection of a pathogen into blood, the Homoeopathic hospitals and clinics of Europe pioneered the use of homoeopathic preventative measures (called Homoeoprophylaxis) by using the same pathogens in energetic forms. These protocols are still in use today in many parts of the world as preventative measures – most recently in Cuba against the annual leptospirosis epidemic.
Briefly, the Homoeopathic system of prescription is based upon the similar prescription. This is called the Law of Similars. To illustrate from actual case histories:
A teenage male aged 14 years is anxious, churned up and angry over his parent's divorce and the custody battle. He feels betrayed and he is enraged that he is being used by both his parents as a means of 'getting even' with each other. He can not sleep. However, when he plugs himself into his ipod and listens to heavy metal sonic R & D music, he can drift off to sleep in about 10 – 15 minutes. And as long as he is plugged into that frequency he can sleep through the night.
The sonic R & D is absolutely Homoeopathic to him because the music is charged with all the emotional energies that he is experiencing. When the music is applied to the teenager's high nervous tension, rage, frustration and pent-up aggression, the two similar energies meet like fire and fire and they cancel each other out.
It was useless to try and medicate him with pharmaceuticals or relaxation music. The sleepless teen had made an excellent homoeopathic prescription for his insomnia. The only reason why I was consulted was because his remedy had the unfortunate side effect of impairing his hearing.
A nanny goat had been tethered for several months at a small alotment while the owners were away. The animal had been fed table scraps and not permitted much exercise. When her owners reclaimed her and took her home, it was discovered that she could only hobble around. The Vet diagnosed high uric acid and gout. I could not get out to this property for a few weeks, so I said to the owners: “Just let the animal have free pasture. If you have a paddock with a stinging nettle patch, just turn her loose there.”
Needless to say, within the week my services were no longer needed. The goat had promptly taken herself off to the nettle patch and had solved her uric acid problem in short order.
Stinging nettle (formic acid) will produce uric acid in the system. Therefore, it is Homoeopathic to an animal with gout and elevated uric acid.
A month later, the goat that was hobbling around after her ordeal was looking a very well goat indeed. Her poor and scabby coat was in wonderful condition and she was giving a good supply of milk.
The Homoeopathic Potency
Masuro Emoto – with the water crystal of gratitude
The preparation of the Homoeopathic potency is a laboratory process. From a given substance, the remedy is prepared by a process of dilution with water and succussion which is a process of striking the preparation down and thus energizing it.
Water has the property of memory. It can receive, hold and transmit the qualities of a substance that is diluted within it as a crystal or energetic imprint.
“Water has memory”
In the Homeopathic process, dilution and ultradilution with distilled water is used with succussion to energize the original substance according to a graduated level - thus making the preparation more and more energetic.
For example, the plant aconite napellus (monkshood) is a very toxic plant. The sustance itself is fatal to both human and animal. As a Homoeopathic potency, it is prepared in ultradilution and succussion. And it addresses the Hypothalamic Pituitary Axis of the organism that is collapsing in fear of impending death. It reboots the HPA Axis.
Thus, Homoeopathically, aconite in higher potencies is used with wonderful benefit for animals who are fearful and anxious of the Vet. They pick up the smell of chemicals of other animals that have been euthanaased and they freak out. Aconite is Homoeopathic to that fear and sedates them.
The process of dilution and succussion allows the preparation of a substance which in its crude state would be quite harmful or even fatal.
To take any substance or radiation,
whether Alice is in Godstow or Wonderland, whether she takes the Blue Pill or the Red Pill, it is possible to encounter the grin without a cat.
Through a series of dilutions and succussions, the energy can be extracted from a given substance and the qualitative expression of it's properties can be expressed. This latter (succussion) is the process of striking down the preparation of each dilution.
If the substance is diluted past Avogadro's Constant (not a single molecule of the original substance remains). When the energy of the substance is extracted by dilution and succussion, you have a Grin without a Cat
called a homoeopathic potency. And it will carry a notation of energy, for example 200 C. This means it was diluted and succussed 200 times.
You have the energy of the substance and it works upon the body energetically - through the Meridian channels of the Bioenergy or Life Force or Ch'i or Thymus Energy - by many names.
In the Lewis Caroll fable, the Grin without the Cat was similar to Alice's preoccupation with absurd changes. Because it was homoeopathic to her the Grin neutralized' Alice's preoccupation and returned her to her own thoughts. The Grin struck Alice as 'curious'. Which indeed is a good response from someone who is preoccupied with absurd changes.
Homoeopathy works with preoccupied mental energies and it works with the physical expressions of an energy that is a disease.
Energy is information. And energies can be used therapeutically. In homoeopathic therapies, the energy of a substance, plant, animal or the energy of a radiation can be used to treat the mistunement of the human Bioenergy in disease.
What makes the therapy homoeopathic is whether or not the energy of the substance is similar to the energy of the disease as expressed in its totality of signs and symptoms.
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For information on homoeoprophylaxis (or preventative measures against disease)
see the website of Dr Isaac Golden
Australian Register of Homoeopaths
Homoeopathy continues to advance in research, education. Here are some more references
Cuba has made homeopathy part of the mainstream health system and is being used with good results in epidemic diseases. See the work of Cuban homoepath Dr Gustavo Bracho.
Homeopathy For Radiation Poisoning - By Dana Ullman
Homeopathy, Vaccination and Miasm Website of Dr Tinus Smits
Whole Health Now
Homoeopathic Online Education
Homeopathic Prophylaxis or preventative measures for disease
Jeremy Sherr's Blog from Africa about his AIDS Project
This is a homoeopathic diary by Jeremy Sherr. He is in Tanzania consulting a local homoeopath, Sigsbert Rwegasira. He is trying to set up homoeopathic help for AIDS sufferers.
Jeremy Sherr's Project of AIDS in Tanzania, Africa
Update of Jeremy Sherr's AIDS project in Tanzania, Africa
Nobel laureate Montagnier takes homeopathy seriously. Click here to read more
Large-scale application of highly-diluted bacteria for Leptospirosis epidemic control - impressive results in a homeoprophylactic approach in Cuba in over 2.3 million people. Click HERE to read more.
UK Govt. Maintains Patient Access to Homeopathy in the NHS and Homeopathy effective in dairy cows - by Stephen Gordon, General Secretary of ECCH
Autism - Homeopathy has the answers. A 100 pages preview of Dr. Tinus Smits new book "Autism: Beyond Despair". Click here to download the full preview document
Homeopathic discussion about the Swine Flu
Doctors in Mexico City Cured 2009 Swine Flu with Homeopathy!
|Swine Flu: Homoeopathic approach - an artical from Dr. Ajit kulkarni M.D.(Hom.)|